The Uruguay international has joined the Black Cats on a four-year deal

Sunderland Football Club have made their first summer signing as Sebastian Coates joins the club.

The 24-year-old was reportedly on the verge of a move earlier this week and now the Tyneside club have confirmed the centre-back has agreed to join.

Fee agreed

Coates has joined Sunderland for an undisclosed fee but the deal is thought to be worth somewhere in the region of £4million.

Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat has made his first signing by bringing Coates back to the Stadium of Light – the South American defender played 13 times for Sunderland last season.

Once Coates had been officialy unveiled as a Sunderland player, Sporting director Lee Congerton expressed his joy when the former Liverpool man re-joined Sunderland.

Congerton statement

“Sebastian was an important part of the team under Dick last season, and we’re delighted that he has joined us on a permanent basis” said Congerton.

“He has Premier League experience and after spending last season on loan with us, he will be able to settle into the team very quickly.”

Sunderland eye Jenkinson

The Arsenal defender, who spent last season on loan at West Ham has reportedly agreed a one-year loan deal with Sunderland, according to The Mirror.

However, the Hammers are thought to be keen on making Jenkinson’s move permanent whilst Southampton have also registered an interest.

Written by Jack Wynne – @JackRobertWynne

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